The Pilgrims: What The History Books Often Get Wrong

In 1607 English settlers founded Jamestown – a full 13 years prior to the Pilgrims landing at Plymouth. Why, then, do the Pilgrims dominate history lessons?

On this week’s edition of Off The Grid Radio we take a look at that question and other facts about America’s European forefathers you probably didn’t learn in school. Historian and award-winning author Rod Gragg tells us there’s a very good reason the Pilgrims often get more attention than do the founders of Jamestown.

Gragg is the author of more than 20 books, including The Pilgrim Chronicles: An Eyewitness History of the Pilgrims and the Founding of Plymouth Colony.

Gragg – who also is the director of the CresCom Bank Center for Military and Veterans Studies at Coastal Carolina University — also tells us:

  • What the Pilgrims knew about America’s land and climate before they set sail.
  • Why the Mayflower nearly sank before it made it to shore.
  • How the Pilgrims’ form of government set the tone for the Declaration of Independence and American law.
  • What our history books sometimes get wrong about the Pilgrims and Native Americans.
  • Why the peace between the Pilgrims and Native Americas did not last.

Finally, Gragg tells us what we can learn from the Pilgrims’ story – lessons that could have a positive impact on our modern-day society. He also tells us the real reason the Pilgrims wanted to find a new home. Don’t miss this entertaining and educational show that will change how you view Thanksgiving!

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